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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment: DoD installations will experience significant impacts from a changing climate
It seems to have flown well under the radar (even our radar, and this is pretty much all we do), but thanks to a tip from a renowned sleuth on our team, a guide on climate change adaptation for “Natural Resource Managers” at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been published by the DoD, with an accompanying memo from the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Robert H. McMahon, that makes a very robust case for why the military, including its installation managers, must do more to be ready for climate change. From the memo:
DoD installations will experience significant impacts from a changing climate which could compromise their capacity to support readiness and undermine DoD‘s ability to protect and restore the native ecosystems needed to conduct realistic training and testing activities.